Ten top upsets of the 2018-19 season in North Wales football

Llangefni Town shock

Llangefni celebrate their Welsh Cup win over Llanelli

Llangefni Town celebrate their famous Welsh Cup win over Welsh Premier Llanelli. Pic: Dai Sinclair

Here are our top 10 shock results from a thrilling 2018-19 North Wales football season.
Can you think of any others?

1 Greenfield 2 Llandudno Amateurs 5 (Welsh Cup qualifying round two – Sep 29, 2018)

Vale of Clwyd and Conwy Premier Division huge underdogs Llandudno Amateurs pulled off a sensational giant-killing as they thrashed strong favourites Greenfield 5-2 in the Welsh Cup.
Martin Hughes (2), Aidan Bell, Steve Kirk and Joe Jones shared the goals for the visitors, who stunned opponents operating two levels above in the Welsh Alliance Division One.

2 Llangefni Town 1 Llanelli Town 0 (Welsh Cup round three – Dec 8, 2018)

Llangefni of the Welsh Alliance League caused the biggest shock of the Welsh Cup third round as they beat Welsh Premier League side Llanelli 1-0.
The tier-three side were full value for the win, causing their visitors problems throughout. The only goal of the game was scored in the 20th minute by Alan Mark Owen.

3 Northop Hall 4 Bethel 2 (North Wales Women’s League Division One – Jan 20, 2019)

Abbie Holland (blue) scored for Northop Hall in a shock 4-2 beating of Bethel. Picture courtesy of Llanfair United FC

No-one saw this result coming. Struggling Northop Hall stunned top-of-the-table Bethel with an unexpected 4-2 victory.
Abbie Holland, Lydia Ward (2) and Ellen Sharps scored for the Hall, Catrin Evans and Ffion Williams replying for the shell-shocked visitors.

4 Holyhead Hotspur Reserves 2 Glantraeth 1 (NWCFA Junior Cup – Sep 29, 2018)

Hotspur Reserves (blue and white) knocked higher-league Glantraeth out of the Junior Cup

Two late goals from Casey Gregg set up Hotspur’s young reserve side for a shock elimination of Gwynedd League high-flyers Glantraeth.
The Anglesey League outsiders were worthy of their success, the visitors hitting back with an added time Andy Clarke penalty.

5 Llanrwst United 2 Llangefni Town 1 (Mawddach Challenge Cup Final – May 11, 2019)

Llanrwst United caused a big shock by beating Llangefni Town in the Mawddach Cup Final. Pic: Dai Sinclair

Welsh Alliance champions and Cookson Cup winners Llangefni were expected to complete a treble in the Mawddach final, but Llanrwst rose to the occasion and finished up deserved victors after extra time.
Callum Parry put the Rwsters in front, Harry Galeotti equalised, but Aron Jones plundered the decider in the second period of added time.

6 Nefyn United 5 Menai Bridge Tigers 0 (Bob Owen Memorial Shield final – Apr 3, 2019)

Two teams from the same level met at Porthmadog, but the result was a massive shock as before running into Nefyn, Gwynedd League leaders Menai had lost just once all season in 24 matches.
The Penwaig proudly lifted the Bob Owen Memorial Shield thanks to goals from Llion Jones, Dylan Sion Jones, Daniel Jones and Lukas Baltovic (2).

7 Plas Madoc 4 St Asaph City 1 (FAW Trophy round three – Oct 27, 2018)

Eventual Welsh National League Division One champions Madoc dumped out St Asaph from a standard above in Welsh Alliance Division One 4-1.
There were four separate home scorers in Sean Valentine, Jordan Powell, Jamie Williams and Nicky Williams, Paul Fleming replying.

8 Newtown 1 Rhyl 2 (Welsh Cup round three – Dec 8, 2018)

Huws Gray Alliance Rhyl proved again they are Welsh Cup specialists as they triumphed 2-1 at Welsh Premier hosts Newtown.
Second half goals from Gareth Partridge and Aaron Hassall completed a comeback win for the Lilywhites. Neil Mitchell had put Newtown ahead after 22 minutes.

9 Bodedern Athletic 1 Aberffraw 2 (Welsh Cup qualifying round one – Sep 1, 2018)

Renowned Welsh Cup giant-killers Aberffraw were up to their old tricks as the Welsh Alliance Division Two visitors pulled off a surprise 2-1 success at Division One Boded.
Richard Roberts settled the first qualifying round tie with two first-half goals. James Burgess pulled one back after the break, but it was not enough.

10 Rhydymwyn 3 Prestatyn Sports 0 (FAW Trophy round three – Oct 27, 2018)

Harry Massey, Nath Mendoza and Kyle Harte were on target for Welsh National League Division One team Rhydymwyn in their unexpected Trophy win against Welsh Alliance Division One contenders Prestatyn Sports.

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